Testament Guilty Gear Strive

Testament is the Fifth Guilty Gear Strive DLC Character

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Testament is returning to Guilty Gear Strive as the game’s fifth and final Season 1 DLC character. The character will be available to season pass holders starting March 28, 2022, and later appear for all players on March 31, 2022. Additionally, Arc System Works is adding a new figure mode to the game.

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Testament first appeared in Guilty Gear, as the host of the tournament. A human gear, Testament fights with a large scythe and their familiar, EXE Beast. In Guilty Gear Strive, Testament has a significantly different appearance compared to past iterations. Notably, they now have a black top hat and baroque-style vest and coat combo.

The video shows off Testament’s new design, as well as EXE Beast’s two forms. At first, EXE Beast takes the form of two miniature succubi trapped in a birdcage. After Testament releases them, the blue succubus turns into a companion raven, while the pink succubus becomes Testament’s scythe. During battles, Testament also has special moves where larger versions of the succubi reappear.

You can check out the Guilty Gear Strive Testament introduction trailer below.

On the same day as Testament’s release, Guilty Gear Strive will also get a free figure mode update. The new game mode will allow players to create their own diorama using the game’s characters. Players will be able to modify the look of characters, as well as aspects like lighting direction, angle, poses, backgrounds, and special effects. Users can then take photos of the scene they’ve created, and change the appearance through saturation and other settings. Additionally, “Another Story” will release in late April 2022 and focus on some characters that did not appear in the main story of Guilty Gear Strive.

Testament is the fifth DLC character to launch, following the previous release of Baiken. Alongside Testament’s announcement, Arc System Works also confirmed the development of Season 2. Season 2 will reportedly add four playable characters, as well as cross-platform play between PlayStation consoles and Steam.

Guilty Gear Strive is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC. Players who own the Season 1 Pass will have access to Testament on March 28, 2022, with other players getting access on March 31.

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